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Lana

The community of Lana, which extends between altitudes of 250 to 1910 m a.s.l. and which is only 7 km from the spa town of Merano, comprises the hamlets of Lana di Sotto, Lana di Mezzo, Lana di Sopra, Foiana and Pavicolo. The extent of land given over to fruit-growing with its strong local tradition has given this region the name of the "fruit-garden of South Tyrol".

In Lana di Sotto, at an altitude of 300 m, you can visit the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta with its wonderful Hans Schnatterpeck altar, the Romanesque Chapel of Santa Margherita with its three apses and the South Tyrolean Museum of Fruit Growing. This hamlet also offers a 9-hole golf course at the Lana Golf Club on the Brandis Estate.

Art in the center of Lana, four sculpture made of metal that represent women

In Lana di Mezzo, which lies between Lana di Sopra and Lana di Sotto, the main tourist attractions are the parish church of Santa Croce, which was constructed in the mid-20th century and the "Apple Express", an electric locomotive on the Lana-Postal-Merano railway line, which is primarily used to transport the apples.

Lana di Sopra is famous for its Capuchin monastery on the road to Lana di Mezzo and for Braunsberg Castle, which dominates the entrance to Val d'Ultimo. This property, surrounded by cypress trees, is owned by the Count von Trapp.

Foiana, perched at 700 m a.s.l. above Lana, lies at the entrance to Val d'Ultimo. In this hamlet you can visit the Foiana Museum of Farm Life, where everyday objects used in pre-industrial times are displayed.

Pavicolo is a peaceful mountain village, whose location at an altitude of 1000 m a.s.l. gives it a spectacular view over Val d'Ultimo, Val d'Adige and the Dolomites. The village lies near Monte San Vigilio, a holiday region, which offers a wonderful range of leisure activities.

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